Radiologic technologists should demonstrate increased awareness of how the human body is arranged three-dimensionally. This course provides opportunities to recognize relationships between standardized anatomical structures prior to working with variations found in "live" patients.
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
• Recognize anatomic structures in various planes.
• Relate planar anatomy to line drawings of related cross-sectional anatomy.
• Describe the spatial relationship of one structure to another.
• Differentiate between the appearances of anatomic structures among different modalities such as Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
• Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each imaging modality for identifying specific pathological processes.
WebCT Unit Quizzes 25%
Annotated Bibliography 25%
Proctored WebCT Comprehensive Final Exam 50%
A = 100 - 90
B = 89 - 80
C = 79 - 70
D = 69 – 60
F = 59 and below
Format for Power Point Presentation
Students will pick one (1) organ, joint, or section of the spine (cervical, thoracic, or lumbar) to research. Students must submit their topic requests to the appropriate discussion board (or you can directly access the topic area by clicking the link found in module 4) by the due date indicated on the course schedule or a grade of zero will be assigned.
Note: You will be comparing CT and MRI modalities. You should do some research prior to submitting your topic for approval to determine that your chosen pathology can be imaged using both modalities.
Students must use at least 2 – 5 sources of information about this anatomy. Students may use textbooks, scholarly journal articles (Radiographics is a great source), or other scholarly sources for information about the anatomy (including electronic sources). These articles can be retrieved electronically from databases such as CINAHL which is available through online connection to Moffett Library.
Students should use only credible medical websites such as eMedicine.com. NO CUT AND PASTE information from websites is. Wikipedia is convenient for casual use, but it is NOT a reliable source for this report because it is “open source.” This means that anyone can modify the content on the website so you might be using information from the website that is not current or accurate.
Students must identify the reliable sources they used to create the report using appropriate APA format for the reference page. You do not need to include in-text citations. For help with APA formatting the reference page, students should review the 6th edition of the APA Manual and other resources such as The OWL at Purdue website. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ This is a quick reference and not as detailed as the writing manual.
For this assignment, the intended reader is a staff radiographer. Students should prepare this assignment based on what the typical staff radiographer already knows. For example, students do NOT need to explain how x-rays were discovered or how they are produced to support that a CT chest with contrast is the most valuable study to see the thoracic aorta.
Organization, flow, and grammar count as part of the report grade. The assignment MUST address all criteria listed and in the order given below. DO NOT go passed the limit of slides listed for this assignment. You are to extrapolate information and properly summarize it. Slides must be written at a baccalaureate level.
The assignment must contain and be limited to the following slides:
Slide 1: A title page that includes:
Slide 2: Identify the pathology and give a brief description of important information regarding the pathology.
Slide 3: Diagnostic procedures. Briefly explain the steps needed to produce an image in both modalities. This should include items such as patient position, contrast used and how much, region of interest, etc. Do not go into a lengthy discussion. You do not need to say remove all jewelry, articles of clothing and so forth.
Slide 4: CT imaging comparison. Show a “normal” section of anatomy and compare it to an image demonstrating your chosen pathology. Identify all pertinent anatomical structures in both images using labels. Do not forget to identify the pathology.
Slide 5: MRI imaging. Use the same criteria as in slide 4.
Slide 6: Conclusion. Determine from your research, the best modality that would aid the radiologist/physician in terms of diagnosis and treatment and why.
Slide 7: References. The References list must be in APA format according to the 6th edition APA Manual
The assignment must be submitted to the appropriate assignment drop box in Desire2Learn (D2L) on or before the due date indicated at the end of the syllabus. Students should NOT email their reports to the instructor.
To allow sufficient time for grading and providing feedback, late submissions will NOT be accepted. Any assignment not submitted or submitted after the deadline will be assessed a grade of zero “0”.
Early submissions are appreciated; however, they will not be returned until the end of the semester after all reports have been graded.
The report must be submitted as one document.
Be submitted in a 12 pt legible font (e.g. Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman are acceptable – Courier, Verbena, or other “fancy” fonts are not acceptable)
Note: All assignments received are considered complete and will be graded as such
This is an online course and as such there are no mandatory sessions. However, the student should be vigilant in checking email and logging onto D2L. Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.
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